Date Posted: 2008-03-11

Randy Adams, 54, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington following a courageous fight with cancer.

He was born March 25, 1953, at Lexington, Nebraska to Robert H. and Catherine M. (Purintun) Adams.

Randy grew up on the farm and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1971. He played football in school and made the All-State Team in Class B in 1970. His team was the Nebraska Class B State Champion. Coach Bob Devaney tried to entice Randy to play for the University of Nebraska, but farming was in his blood and decided to stay on the farm.

He enjoyed farming, Fantasy Football, being with his buddies, but, most especially being with his oldest nephew, Adam. Adam would come and spend the summers with grandma, grandpa and Randy; they were like two peas in a pod. Adam learned how to do the chores and spending time with Randy is a memory he will always cherish. Randy also cared deeply for his other nephew and two nieces; Caid, Allie & Holli.

Randy attended Fairhaven Baptist Church in his youth. Those who knew Randy well, knew him to be a bear of a man with a heart the size of Nebraska. He will be so very missed by all
who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his parents: Robert and Catherine Adams of Lexington, Nebraska

One sister: Ann (Bill) Verzani of South Sioux City, Nebraska

Two nephews and two nieces: Adam, Caid, Allie and Holli Verzani. Cousins, other relatives and many, many friends.

Aunt: Eilene Jones of Overton, Nebraska
Uncle: Charles (Kathryn) Purintun of Gothenburg, Nebraska

Randy was preceded in death by his grandparents; and one brother, Dave, and several aunts and uncles.

Services will be held Friday, March 14, 2008, 2:00 p.m. at Lexington Christian Church in Lexington with Pastor Thayne Moore, officiating. The Casket will be closed at the church.

Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Visitation will be Thursday, March l3, 2008, from 4-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to the Donor’s Choice.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences or personal reflections may be sent to:

Date Posted: 2008-05-15
Maiden Name: Kearney

Margaret “Maggie” Kearney, 54, of Overton, Nebraska, died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born October 20, 1953, at Lexington, Nebraska, to John “Jack” and Marjorie Ann (Naprstek) Kearney.

Maggie attended country school at District #6, St. Ann’s Catholic School and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1971. While in school she was active in 4-H. Following graduation, she worked at Dixie’s Discount, Weichel Drive-in and then spent several years at Precision Bearing.

She was united in marriage to Larry Thornburg on April 7, 1973, in Lexington, Nebraska. The couple lovingly adopted two children; Abby and Austin. Maggie ran the Blue Lounge for 14 years, later purchasing the tavern and calling is Maggie’s Blue Lounge. She did this until 1997, when she went to work for Tep’s Bar & Grill and the Box Bar. She also worked part-time for the Overton Post Office and the Overton Golf Course.

Maggie loved people. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. She enjoyed bowling and bowled in many state tournaments.

She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Eagles Club.

Lexington has lost a great friend in Maggie; “God speed our friend, we’ll see you later girlie”.

Survivors include her children: Abby & Bill Brecks of Lexington, Nebraska
Austin & Joni Thornburg of Lincoln, Nebraska

One granddaughter: MaKayla Thornburg, of Lincoln, Nebraska

Her mother: Marjorie “Marge” Kearney of Overton, Nebraska

Two brothers: John Kearney of Overton, Nebraska
Dave & Paula Kearney of Overton, Nebraska

Two sisters: Ann & Ron Balthazor of Lexington, Nebraska
Mary & Mike Simmerman of Murray, Nebraska

Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends.

Maggie was preceded in death by her grandparents; dad, Jack; Niece, Kylie Kearney; and two nephews, Adam Patrick Larson and Alex Simmerman.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Reverends Paul Colling and Jose Chavez, con-celebrating.

Burial will be in St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery at Lexington.

Book Signing and Visiting with the Family will be Monday, May 19, 2008, from 2-5 p.m. at Reynolds-Love in Lexington.

Wake Service will be Monday, May 19, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington.

At the Family’s Request, in lieu of flowers, memorials to the Family for later designation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements

Date Posted: 2015-12-20
Maiden Name: Stamps

Linda J. Brogan, 62, of Lincoln, died Dec. 20, 2015.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 at St. Peters Catholic Church. Fr. Michael Christensen and Fr. Steve Major will celebrate. Interment will follow in Wyuka Cemetery.

Visitation was 4:00-8:00p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 at Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln 68510. with the family greeting friends from 6:00-8:00p.m.

A rosary will be said at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.

Mrs. Brogan was born Dec. 28, 1952 to William and Doris (Farris) Stamps in Lexington.

Linda loved quilting and doing creative crafts. She also enjoyed baking and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Charlie; mother, Doris Stamps; children, Dana Loebig, Jon (Avivit) Schmeeckle, Stephen Brogan, Jenny Brogan; brothers, Mark (Melissa) and Bob Stamps; grandchildren, Tyler, Amanda, Mya, McKenna, Max and Ben; beloved dog, Ozzie.

She was preceded in death by her father, William; brother, Richard Stamps.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the St. Elizabeth Foundation.

Online condolences may be left at

Date Posted: 2016-01-08
Maiden Name: Cunningham

Michelle R. Henry, age 62, passed away January 8, 2016 at Methodist Hospital.

She was born in Lexington, Nebraska on March 26, 1953 to the late Paul and Betty (Walker) Cunningham. Michelle graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1971 and then attended Platte valley Bible College in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. On April 6, 1974 she married Jim Henry and to this union 4 children were born; Heidi Henry, Joshua Henry, Phillip henry and Shawn Henry.

In addition to her husband and children, Michelle is survived by her brother, Danny Lee Cunningham (Sue); 4 grandchildren, Alex, Justyce, Emily and Tatum; nephew, Heath Cunningham.

Michelle was passionate about her role as a minister’s wife and together they served most recently at Woodland Community Bible Church in Crescent, Iowa. She loved singing,playing to and feeding the congregations they served. Michelle owned and operated That’s Amore in Bellevue for over 10 years.

A time for Music and Memories will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue up to the celebration of her life at 11:30a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2015 at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Following the service a pot-luck will be served in the Hoy-Kilnoski community room. For those of you traveling from out of town please do not feel obligated to bring a dish ( except the Sweeny’s- you are the reason my Mother loved Pot Lucks- therefore-obligated). The family will direct the memorials.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Michelle R. Henry please visit our Sympathy Store.

Date Posted: 2016-05-14
Maiden Name: Morgan

Susan Arlene Maurstad, 62, of Loveland, Colorado, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016, following a sudden cardiac arrest at her home in Loveland.

She was born October 9, 1953, to William and Arlene (Knapple) Giesler in Lexington, Nebraska.

Having lost their mother at birth Susie, and twin, Sarah, spent their early childhood in the loving care of grandparents, Ed and Hattie Knapple, then with their father and loving stepmom, Carole. At Age 8, the girls made their permanent home with Marcia and Merle Morgan in Lexington. Sue graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1971, Bryan School of Nursing in 1976, Physician’s Assistant/Nurse Practioner Program at University of North Dakota in 1983, and later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Bellevue University.

Susan married Eric Maurstad on December 27, 1975, Erin, was born in 1979. Sue spent several years working as a registered nurse and PA in Nebraska and North Dakota. In 1990, Sue and Erin made their home in Lexington when she began her career as a pharmaceutical sales representative. She retired to Loveland, Colorado in 2008, to be near Erin and husband Justin.

She loved cooking, golfing, DIY projects, socializing, volunteering for her church and other worthy causes, and finding a great bargain! Her strong Faith, and kind generous spirit shown in her willingness to help those in need, including her pet kitties.

Susan is survived by her daughter Erin, son-in-law Justin, and adored grandchildren Jack and Elise Moomey; mother Marcia Morgan; twin Sarah (Jon) Taylor; special niece Beth (Cy) Bailey; sisters Mary Reed and Cindy (Jim) Elwell; brother Bill Morgan; nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family members, the Christs, Maurstads, and Gieslers, and many friends whom she loved with all her heart.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Arlene Giesler, and Merle Morgan; Maury and Dorothy Maurstad; grandparents, Ed and Hattie Knapple, and Edith Giesler; and beloved brother-in-law Bob Reed.

Susan’s family has honored her wishes for cremation. There will be no visitation.

A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Reverend Polly Deppen-Williams officiating.

Inurnment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

The family is in charge of arrangements.